W. Kenneth Tyler, Jr., CPA, MBA
Kenny Tyler, CPA, a native of Ocean City, is the owner and founder of Tyler & Company, P.A. He embarked upon his public accounting career in 1983 and successfully passed the CPA exam in 1985. After working in several large accounting firms in Baltimore (just to see what they knew) he moved back to Ocean City and opened Tyler & Company in 1987. He was the only staff member at that time.
Mr. Tyler holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in marketing, from Salisbury University. Kenny is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Barbara Tyler is a senior staff accountant at Tyler & Company, P.A. Before joining the firm, Barbara worked in Baltimore as a full charge bookkeeper for five years before beginning a career in public accounting in 1987. Her expertise is in accounting and individual taxation. Barbara also handles many of the administrative duties of the firm. Mrs. Tyler graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in May, 1981. Subsequently, she returned to the University of Baltimore and obtained an accounting certificate in December, 1989.
Dayna A. Yandle
Dayna Yandle – Operations Manager. Dayna joined Tyler & Company in 1997 after relocating back to the Eastern Shore. As one of the original staff members she has had the pleasure of being a part of the growth and transformation of the firm. Dayna brings a wide range of experience to the firm from administrative, management, and human resources along with financial and payroll experience.
Cindy Garrish, EA
Cindy Garrish, Senior Staff Accountant, joined Tyler & Company in September 2007. She is originally from the Baltimore Area. Cindy has completed several years of higher education in accounting and has been in the public accounting field since 1997. In 2017, Cindy completed the required education and passed the U.S. Department of The Treasury’s Enrolled Agent Exam. She is also a Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor. Cindy is currently a member of the Maryland Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals.
Randy Pierson joined Tyler & Co. in the fall of 2014 after graduating from Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. While completing his education, he interned with a mid-size firm in Easton. He also interned with Salisbury University’s Audit department preparing audits for non-profit clients. Originally from Snow Hill, Randy has lived in Massachusetts and Washington DC before coming back to the Eastern Shore. Randy is currently studying to take the CPA exam. Randy is a member of the Maryland Society of Accountants and Tax Professionals.
Carol Steele – Administrative Specialist. Carol was born and raised in Prince William County, Virginia and is a graduate of Woodbridge High School where she studied business administration. She resides in Ocean View, Delaware with her husband and two sons. Carol brings administrative and payroll experience to our firm.
Christine Waggoner joined Tyler & Company in May 2017 as a staff accountant. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Her career started in payroll and bookkeeping and then progressed to accounting with accounting firms and private companies in New York City, Salisbury, and Ocean City. She is originally from the Baltimore County area. Christine is currently studying to take the CPA exam. Christine is a member of the Maryland Society of Accountants and Tax Professionals.
Chris Powell, CPA
Chris Powell is a native of the Ocean City area and joined Tyler & Company in the summer of 2017. He graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in December of 2011 and went on to obtain his CPA license in 2013. Chris spent over three years providing audit and assurance services for RSM US and specialized in audits of employee benefit plans and financial institutions. He moved back to the Eastern Shore in the fall of 2015 and began to work locally providing tax services for individuals and corporations as well as financial statement preparation and review services. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.